The Georgian Theatre

The Georgian Theatre

The Georgian Theatre

The Georgian Theatre

Excerpt

In this little book I have attempted to indicate the nature of the Georgian approach to dramatic representation through the medium of pictures of contemporary date, which illustrate the type of play, costume, pose, and general dramatic action which appealed to the play-goers of those days. These pictures I leave to speak for themselves unaided by any words of mine, save that I have of course been compelled to supplement the pictures by short historical notices of both Theatre and Players. These notices I would have regarded as merely supplementary, and not as in any way attempts at independent or adequate surveys of the drama of the Georgian period.

The illustrations are all reproductions of engravings from my own collection, with the exception of "John Bull at a Comedy" and "The Effects of Tragedy," for the use of which I am indebted to Mrs. Jefferson Hogg.

April, 1946. W.S.S.

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